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Party planning: Inspiration board for couple’s retreat

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Inspiration board: Party planner for couples retreat_coco and mingo

So I’ve been thinking about putting together an on-going series of inspiration boards specifically for party planning. I interned awhile back with a boutique wedding planning/design company here in New York, and apart from helping them put together photo shoots and wedding decor, I created some of their inspiration boards. I went into the internship really thinking that wedding planning/design was something that I wanted to learn more about and possibly delve deeper into – but truthfully, it’s a crazy business! It’s a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion, and I give all wedding planners/designers high credit! Unfortunately, I guess I just wasn’t as passionate about weddings as I was about life, so that kind of said something about my future as a wedding planner, right? However, I did learn that the thing that I loved most about the work was creating their inspiration boards. I’m excited to put together some great ideas for you, and no, not just weddings – so stay tuned for future Party Planning!

I thought today’s inspiration board would be perfect for a quaint, intimate couple’s retreat. These muted neutral colors bring a sense of nostalgia, sweetness, and romance to an outdoor getaway. Check out Reclaiming Provincial for the recipe to that beautiful looking Smoky Cardamom-Coconut Cuba Libre drink on the left! The syrup mixer contains cardamom, coconut sugar, and cinnamon – I can just imagine how delicious that is!
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Inspiration board: A summer sailing soiree

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inspiration board, sailing, summer, Sailing the British Islands, color palette, mood board

Wow, it’s nearly the end of July! August will come and go, and then summer will be over. Bummer. But realizing this only makes me want to take advantage of summer even more! So today I have a super-summer inspired inspiration board perfect for a summer sailing party. I admit, I do get seasick and try to avoid boats as much as possible, but I love the idea of it! I came across this post written and photographed by Hunter Harrison via the fabulous travel blog, Entouriste, about sailing the British Virgin Islands and I fell in love from across my computer screen. All the fabulous colors and sailing photos made me think, screw my seasickness, I want to do that! This Entouriste post inspired the aqua, pink and red color palette – I mean, don’t you just adore the colors used in the “Sailors rest” (top right photo)?

I love the shades of pink in the balloons and in the top left photo between the gerbera daisies and its flower pot (photo via Cocorrina), and that gorgeous multi-color scarf bow tie via The Shine Project is the perfect hair-do for sailing, don’t you think?

Enjoy your Wednesday!
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Inspiration board: Casual chic of brown and jet black

Monday, July 22, 2013


Welcome back from the weekend, hope you had a great one!
Let the new week begin! Brown and jet black – it’s such a chic, clean, and sophisticated combination, don’t you think? I was inspired to create this inspiration board after seeing the top left photo of the model in the black dress with the V cut back via Sézane – gorgeous! It’s a perfect balance between casual and dressy, something that could very well be worn to that beautifully intimate home dinner party at the bottom center. And don’t you just love those pyramid ring boxes at the top right corner? And that “hello” business card? It’s an easy, instant downloadable and printable set of business cards via Swell and Grand on Etsy. Enjoy and have a great Monday!
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